BOCA CHICA BEACH – SpaceX will be bringing two ground station antennas to the Rio Grande Valley.
They will be used to track the Dragon spacecraft. The Dragon spacecraft will carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station. They will start tracking flights next year.
The antennas will be shipped from Cape Canaveral in Florida. They were once used by NASA.
Pieces of the antennas are expected to be in the Valley as early as September
Currently, dirt continues to be moved to the launch pad to stabilize the ground at the SpaceX launch site at Boca Chica Beach.
The first launch is still scheduled to happen in 2018.